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Creating a new mailing list

Mailing lists can be used for things like important announcements, collaborative work, or even just shared discussion. Lists should be related to your department's work in some way and must be owned/administered by a university staff member.

If you would like a new mailing list created, contact helpdesk on or call them on x4008. You'll need to give them the following information:

  • The name of the mailing list, and possibly a short description.
  • The list owners' email address (must be a staff member)
  • Whether the list is public/private/moderated/etc.
  • Any other special setup you'd like, e.g. restricted posting.
Everything but the list name can be changed later by anyone who has the list administrator password. Lists can be jointly owned and administered but only a single owner can be specified at creation time. To let someone else administer your list, simply give them the password. If you want them to recieve administrative notices as well, then add their address on the list's general setup page.

Finally, remember you should consider organising someone to take over the list owner's role if you leave the university.

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